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Nicola Hogan
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  • Margaret River, WA
  • Australia

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Massage in Australia
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I completed my massage training in Australia in 1999. The course was a full time, 2 year Diploma of Health Science - Massage. In Western Australia, where I am from, this was pretty much the only…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicola Hogan May 1, 2010.

Funny experiences in Massage, we've all had them, lets share them!
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I had not long finished my training and had started working at a fantastic sports massage clinic. My last client of the day was new to the clinic and to massage and after I had assessed her and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicola Hogan Dec 12, 2009.


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Nicola Hogan replied to Nicola Hogan's discussion Massage in Australia
"Thanks Allen, for the insight. I think the perception is that the US has it together with their liscencing etc, but I am aware of the many variations in training and the many political debates with accreditation. I am grateful for my solid grounding…"
May 1, 2010
Allan J Jones replied to Nicola Hogan's discussion Massage in Australia
"Hi Nicola.....I've been in the US a couple of years now. I think the aussie system of 2 years full time (TAFE NSW) is a much better grounding for a therapist than here, where you can practice with very little knowledge. If you think Oz has…"
May 1, 2010
Nicola Hogan replied to Nicola Hogan's discussion Massage in Australia
"Thanks for the feedback Zareena. You will be pleased to know that I have secured a room to work from one day a week at a holistic health centre in my town and have started writing 2 blogs, 'Touch Points' at nhmassagetherapy.blogspot and…"
Apr 27, 2010
Nicola Hogan replied to Nicola Hogan's discussion Massage in Australia
"Hi Rhiannon, Great to connect with you. I dont know much about the industry in SA, but I do know that there are many successful Massage Clinics throughout the Perth Metro area. I live in the South West of WA, and whilst there are a few good…"
Apr 14, 2010
Nicola Hogan replied to Marissa's discussion Uniting on Facebook!
"Hi there! You can find me @ Nicola Hogan Massage Therapy on facebook It works! Being new to this town (just over a year now) I have found this social networking tool to be essential to my marketing and connecting with people in town. Love it!"
Apr 14, 2010
Nicola Hogan replied to Sue Rexford's discussion Growing Practice in the group Marketing and Practice Building
"Congratulations on your success, may it continue to grow and evolve in the future. In my current situation, I sub let a room from a psychotherapist at a Health and Wellbeing Centre. This works well for me as it suits my hours and family commitments,…"
Apr 14, 2010
Rhiannon Baker replied to Nicola Hogan's discussion Massage in Australia
"Hi There Liza I have not seen many Aussies on this site. Only you and Nicola, I am thinking about moving to Adelaide (need to get away from a bad breakup) or WA. Is there not much work in SA, would it be better to move to Perth? Love to share your…"
Apr 14, 2010
Nicola Hogan joined Karina Braun's group

Creating Peace with Your Hands

Injury Prevention and Self-Care for Massage Therapists
Apr 13, 2010
Robin Byler Thomas replied to Nicola Hogan's discussion Massage in Australia
"Thanks for your comments Liza and Nicole, I appreciate hearing about MT in other countries and settings. Glad to see you here."
Mar 29, 2010
Liza Derkatch replied to Nicola Hogan's discussion Massage in Australia
"HI Nicola, am with you re the differences and training. I have made it my business to go seek and study other modalities (yes, save, book and have a working holiday). I am in practice now in SA, but am looking at returning to WA back to the beloved…"
Mar 28, 2010
Nicola Hogan replied to Lisa's discussion Other Types of Practitioners to Partner With
"Hi Lisa, I have a great working relationship with a counsellor/celebrant, who also works from a center with psychologists and psychotherapists who refer their patients to me as they strongly believe in the mind body connection. I have received…"
Mar 1, 2010
Nicola Hogan commented on Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB's group Marketing and Practice Building
"Hi Samantha. I use a mixture of both professionally made and 'hand made' marketing materials. I have had my business cards and postcard size info cards professionally made. These I leave at health food shops, dr's, naturopaths etc.…"
Feb 3, 2010
Nicola Hogan replied to Robert Chute's discussion What will you do after massage?
"I feel I will always massage, it is a part of me. I think my career with massage and bodywork will continue to evolve and develop naturally and may lead into areas such as life coaching, but I will always be connected with massage."
Jan 31, 2010
Nicola Hogan commented on Julie Onofrio's blog post Becoming Friends with clients...
"This is interesting to ponder as some of my clients were friends first. And I always remain a professional manor with them. I put on my professional massage hat, if you like, and they know that they receive a professional remedial massage treatment,…"
Jan 31, 2010
Nicola Hogan commented on Mike Hinkle's group Positive Attitudes
"love it!"
Jan 7, 2010

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Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Integrative Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Pre-natal Pregnancy Massage, Myofascial Release, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Aromatherapy, Energy Work

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HI everyone. Im curious to know if anyone, like me, experiences periods of procrastination. Particularly when it comes to the business side of massage. I know that I will have book work to do, or client information to update on my database, but sometimes I just get a bit distracted. I do find that writing daily lists helps me to stay on track.
Id love to hear other people's experiences and/or advise on staying focused and avoiding procrastination.

Posted on November 18, 2009 at 10:31pm

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At 8:56pm on February 21, 2010, Heather Maynard said…

Thank you for your insight about the scalene referred pain for my client. That is a great insight and very helpful!

At 11:58am on February 4, 2010, Sanna Miller said…
Hi Nicola,

Thank you! I will look for you on facebook. I just started a page on there for professional networking, since I decided to get rid of my personal account several months ago. I will look to add you as a friend and fan your site as well!
At 8:29pm on February 1, 2010, Sanna Miller said…
Thank you for the invite! I look forward to learning what the massage profession is like in Australia. I've always wanted to visit there and hope to someday soon. I have a feeling I would love to live there as well, but I've heard that's a bit harder to do. ;)
At 10:33am on January 21, 2010, Roger D. Werstler said…
Welcome to the gathering...I especially welcome your friendship. I look forward to chatting about massage, life, and treating others well, and getting to know you.
At 7:58am on January 1, 2010, Liza Derkatch said…
HI Niicola, I see you are in my old part of Oz...have just relocated from Albany...will you be going to the world massage conference?...tell me more about your work in that beautiful part of WA....
At 5:22pm on November 18, 2009, Travis Alligood said…
Hi Nicola
At 7:06pm on November 17, 2009, Stephen Jeffrey said…
Hi Nicola and welcome
At 4:38pm on November 17, 2009, Marissa said…
Welcome to the community!
At 8:22am on November 17, 2009, Gloria Coppola said…
Hi Nicola & Welcome!

Would you please participate in a massage survey? Thanks!

Please help me compile this information. I'd like more than a 1,000 if possible. Sure it is!
Your participation is MOST appreciated.
Remember you do not have to answer all the questions and Page 2 is "optional". Page two is for those employed only, NOT Self Employed!The survey company automatically includes Page 2 and I was unable to edit or delete. SO it IS OPTIONAL!
Pass it on to your colleagues too.

The intention is to publish this research to assist
Future LMT's, educators, employers and anyone else interested in the statistics of the massage industry!
I want to give you a voice to share your thoughts and experiences.

The Survey will end November 29, 2009
At 12:17am on November 17, 2009, Darcy Neibaur said…
Welcome Nicola

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